Vacancy – Action in rural Sussex

Vacancy – Action in rural Sussex

Chief Executive

Annual Salary £55,000 Full time – 35 hours per week

Based in Lewes 28 days annual holiday and contributory pension scheme

Action in rural Sussex, the charity working for rural communities across East and West Sussex, is recruiting a new Chief Executive to replace Jeremy Leggett who is standing down after many years in the role.

This is a great opportunity for someone to lead the charity in an exciting new direction. To achieve this the successful applicant will need to be able to:

• initiate innovative business opportunities; • spearhead fund-raising initiatives; as well as • manage a current staff team of 15; • advise and support the trustees of the charity on issues of strategy and governance; and • provide the focus for the charity’s policy stance towards Sussex rural and community life.

They will need to demonstrate an entrepreneurial drive as well as a successful track record in management, including financial planning. An understanding of rural community issues will be essential. He or she will also need the diplomatic skills required for working flexibly with a wide range of stakeholders.

We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce

This post involves some evening work and requires a full driving licence. Please note that Standard DBS Check will be required for the successful applicant

Closing date: 28th May 2018 – Date of 1st Interview : 6th June 2018

For an application pack please go to

Action in rural Sussex is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. Registered name: Sussex Rural Community Council, Charity No: 1035401